Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) lawyers in Melbourne

One of the most valuable assets of any business is its intellectual property. As intellectual property lawyers in Melbourne we empower our clients to protect their brand, systems and confidential information by offering them a broad range of legal services related to their assets.

Our IP lawyers in Melbourne can assist with:

• Managing IP portfolios to help protect all of your assets which is vital in the digital age where technology is being rapidly deployed, businesses are holding more data and competition is stronger than ever.
• Trademark registration and infringement including taking action with your competition use trademarks that are deceptively similar to your own product for their own gain.
• Copyright protection and infringement when your material is used without your express permission, with those that unlawfully use your copyrighted material facing large penalties.
• Confidential information protection with expert advice from our team on methods that you can employ to ensure this information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Keep your information safe from competitors or those that may seek to cause harm on your business and its operations.
• Protecting research and development projects to ensure that your new products and/or services are not revealed to your competition prior to launch so they can launch copycat products and/or services.

• Software development and licensing agreements including all confidentiality provisions.
• Advising on technology and venture capital transactions to help grow your enterprise and ensure the right investment decisions are being made for you to improve your operations and revenue.
• Restraints of trade drafting and enforcement. In Australia, this is usually when a former employee has left the company and a business needs to protect its IP for competitive reasons. We can help draft agreements between the employer and the employee to ensure your trade secrets are kept protected.
• Patents and product protection in Australia and overseas so that you can maintain exclusivity over the continued production of your invention. This also prevents your opposition from attempting to reverse-engineer your patented products.

If you believe you have been the victim of IP theft, fraud or misrepresentation we can guide you through the audit and resolution process to reclaim what is yours and prevent the other party from using your IP.

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